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In Brent Kirby, a lot of hope, faith, truth and music is traversed.
A true believer.
-Holly Gleason, No Depression


Come to Forest City Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 10, where the New Soft Shoe, Cleveland's own Gram Parsons cover band celebrates 9 years of playing All Gram All Night! Show is free and starts at 8pm. Here is an article that the Cleveland Scene wrote on the event! Hope to see you!

Brent Kirby & Ray Flanagan & The Authorities at Riverdog

Brent will be performing his songs with his friend Ray Flanagan and his band, The Authorities on Friday, Aug. 17th at Riverdog.  

BYOB. Coolers, picnics, snacks welcome.

​$15/seat at the gate. Students $5. Children under 12, free with parents. Tables may be reserved, inside or under the tent...first come/first served. To reserve your seats, simply reply to this email and let us know how many are coming. You can pay at the gate.

NOTE: Please restrict reservation requests to 4 seats or less unless everyone in the party is a member of the family. Additional guests may ask to be seated with you, but they should make their own separate reservation. (Large groups are difficult to count on and we have limited space.) If you wish to pre-pay you may reserve as many seats as you wish under one name or email address.

 Please consider your reservation request a commitment to attend. If you are coming with others, make sure they are on the same page with you before you book.

Reservations will be held until 7:15 PM, day-of-show.


The New Soft Shoe show schedule for May, June, July, and August!

The New Soft Shoe, Cleveland's own Gram Parsons cover band will be playing these wonderful venues for the next bunch of months. Put them in your calendar and let all the Grampires know. Please come out and support these wonderful venues and establishments. Thanks for your continued support of the New Soft Shoe

May 10- Forest City Brewery 8pm $5 cover

June 14- GAR Hall Peninsula, OH 8pm

July 12- Beachland Ballroom and Tavern 8pm

August 9- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 8pm



Brent Kirby Residency at Midview High School Songwriting Class

The TeachArtsOhio program brings schools together with teaching artists to provide specific, immersive experiences that enrich the existing curriculum. Brent Kirby brings a unique musical background to the choral program that focuses on the creation of original music. Students in each choir are engaged in an eight to ten week process that will culminate in the performance of a class song written by the group in collaboration with Kirby and choral instructor Justin Caithaml. Students selected topics for their song by creating a list of ideas as a class and then narrowing that list to one theme through a class vote. The themes that were chosen include: love, standing up against bullying, what music means to me, and equality. Each of these original songs will be performed at the spring choir concerts at each school. In addition, Kirby is serving as a mentor and coach to the twenty students in Songwriting class at the high school, a new course offering for the 2017-18 school year. Students in this class will receive one-on-one writing lessons and performance masterclasses with Kirby during his time at Midview. We are excited to welcome Brent Kirby to Midview this spring!

Brent Kirby writes with veterans for Project D.R.E.W.

Brent Kirby Is Featured In February Issue of No Depression Magazine With Other Northeast Ohio Songwriters

Brent Kirby, along with other Northeast Ohio artists and friends such as Ray Flanagan, Roger Hoover, John Patrick Halling, Gretchen Pleuss, Gage Brothers, and Thor Platter are featured in the February issue of No Depression magazine in an article written by Ohio writer Jay Minkin. The article tells about the simmering homegrown original music roots scene in Northeast Ohio, how the connection, collaboration, and networking between all the artists helps stir the pot and helps the whole. No Depression is a roots music based magazine that has an online presence, but this article is only in the print version, so you will have to go to your local book store and find it on the shelf. 
“Cleveland's Best Singer 2013"
"Best Male Vocal 2013"
"Cleveland's Best Musician 2012"

As Voted by the readers and Staff of the Cleveland Scene